Monday, April 16, 1973

Try This - Two Shapes (Turtles)

Updated July 2009

First, please read my post, "Anybody Can Draw," if you haven't already. And please don't copy my drawing - but do feel free to use it to inspire your own.

To try this, draw a 4x6" rectangle, or use an unruled 4x6" index card. Select an irregular object, about 3" long. Mine was a ceramic turtle that I made in grade school.

Place it on your drawing space, 1/2" or less off center. Trace completely around it.

Now move it, 1" or less, to the other side of your drawing space's center line. Trace completely around it again. Add curved or straight lines, if desired, to break up the blank space inside your tracings.

Draw one or two continuous lines around the entire image, about 1/8" to 1/4" apart. Color. Enjoy.

For more drawings to try, click on "try this" just below, or in the menu bar in my blog header, or in the label list on the right.

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